Donna Barton Brothers

Barton Brothers, Former Jockey And Broadcaster, From Her Front-Row Seat To The Derby DQ

Donna Barton Brothers, former jockey and longtime part of the NBC broadcast team for major stakes races, offered her view of the much-debated Kentucky Derby disqualification in her personal blog this week. Brothers, who cannot see an active race from her place on horseback on the track, was responding to a number of questions she […]

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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Brothers Still Uses Eye For Horses Behind The Scenes

A decade after a seamless transition from Classic-winning trainer to semi-retired bloodstock advisor, Frank Brothers continues to enjoy the Thoroughbred industry. Called “Frankie” by all who know him, his name is forever linked with a long list of high-profile runners topped by Preakness and Belmont winner and 1991 champion Hansel and 1997 Blue Grass Stakes […]

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Babich, Barton Brothers Join Board Of Thoroughbred Idea Foundation

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF) Founder and Board Chairman Craig Bernick announced today the addition of Rory Babich and Donna Barton Brothers to the TIF Board of Directors. Rory Babich currently assists in the operation of St. Elias Stables. Before moving to the horse racing and breeding business, he served as the CEO and President of […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Derby Countdown: NBC’s Coverage A Year In The Making

Rob Hyland, the lead producer for NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage, began preparing for this year’s broadcast hours after triumphant Always Dreaming flashed across the finish line last May. Hyland flew home to Connecticut and fought through exhaustion to watch a replay of the five-hour show. By the time he finally allowed himself to sleep, he had compiled […]

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New Organization To Help Women Break Into Horse Racing Industry

Young women looking to break into the Thoroughbred business will soon have a central network of allies to help them do it. Anna Seitz and Donna Barton Brothers announced the creation of the Thoroughbred Women’s Network during a panel on women in racing at the Ownerview National Owner Conference during Breeders’ Cup week. The Network […]

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Brothers Recalls Hennessy, Weighs In On Jockey Weights At Thorofan Event

Donna Barton Brothers looked back on her career as a jockey and her time spent as a commentator for NBC during a keynote address at Thorofan’s annual awards brunch on Saturday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Despite having learned to read with the Daily Racing Form when she was six, Brothers said she initially did not […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: NBC Sports’ Donna Barton Brothers

For nearly two decades, Donna Barton Brothers has played an integral role in NBC Sports’ coverage of the Triple Crown and other important events. Her interviews on horseback have captured some of the most dramatic moments horse racing has to offer. In this episode of Around the Track, Brothers gives us a peek behind the scenes […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: World Champs And Championships

The Triple Crown aside, there is no event in North American racing with more buildup than the Breeders’ Cup, and this year’s edition looks like it should live up to or even surpass the loftiest expectations. The Distaff and the Classic have memorable written all over them, and deep, full fields abound in many of […]

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‘Widespread Industry Collaboration’ Enhances Seventh Welfare And Safety Summit

The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit concluded late Tuesday afternoon at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., following 12 reports on topics ranging from racing surfaces, equine injuries and rider safety to nutrition, biosecurity, and respiratory health for horses. There were also reports on biomarker research, compounded medications, nutraceuticals, lameness, the […]

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Brothers To Host Derby Shopping Night To Benefit Backside Learning Center

One of the top-earning female jockeys of all time, Donna Barton Brothers is well known in the industry for being the reporter on horseback at major events in Kentucky, from Keeneland to the Kentucky Derby. On Thursday, March 10, Brothers will join forces with Rodeo Drive to host a Kentucky Derby shopping night, according to […]

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